Heavy Equipment Operator (Fort Hills) (5500 Hydraulic Shovel)

Job ID
Trades -Heavy Equipment Operator
Job City
Fort McMurray, AB

Position Scope

NACG is looking for Hydraulic Shovel Operators to work on a remote mining site in the Fort McMurray area. You must be well-organized and favor safety above everything else.


Site: Fort Hills

Schedule: 14x7 - 12 hours (paid for 11.5 hours) days and nights.

Accommodations: Camp is provided

Transportation: Flights are provided to and from Edmonton or Calgary. All individuals utilizing provided flights must be fully vaccinated as per federal transportation regulations. Bussing provided from Fort McMurray to site (before and after shifts)

Overtime: Provided after 10 hours a day or 44 hours a week


The successful candidate will be required to join the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 955. 


  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience operating 3600 or equivalent size hydraulic shovel.
  • Must have at least 1 years experience in mining environment. 



All successful candidates must:

  1. Be proficient in English, both verbally and written
  2. Have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  3. Have experience as requested as mentioned above
  4. Subject to Random Testing at: Suncor, Suncor Fort Hills and Kearl sites
  5. Disclose COVID-19 vaccination status:
    • Fully immunized individuals must provide government issued proof of vaccination to be exempt from site testing requirements
    • Individuals not fully immunized may be subject to site COVID-19 testing requirements and associated costs
  6. Undergo and successfully pass the following testing:
    • Breath Alcohol Test
    • Urine Drug Test
    • Fitness-to-Work Assessment
    • Audiometric Testing
    • Vision Screening
    • Criminal Record Check

Shift, site, and start times are subject to change.

All successful candidates MUST provide the following items prior to confirmation of their start date:

  1. CSO or BSO Certification
  2. Copy of Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  3. Copy of recent Driver’s Abstract
  4. VOID cheque/direct deposit form
  5. Silica Awareness
  6. Hydrogen Sulphide Awareness
  7. OHS Alberta Legislation Awareness

Once dispatched the following processes will occur:

  1. Will receive a call from NACG to set up all required pre-employment testing
  2. An email will be sent with all required New Hire Paperwork to be filled out
  3. After all results are received by NACG candidates will be contacted by Site Admin to schedule orientation and confirm your start date and other site specific details.

Please note the entire On-boarding process can take anywhere from 3-8 business days.




With over 60 years of experience, North American Construction Group (NACG) is a premier provider of heavy construction and mining services in Canada. Our focus on people and relationships, and our uncompromising commitment to health and safety, allows us to acquire some of the best talent in the industry. Our knowledgeable and talented personnel set us apart from the competition with an unrivaled attention to detail and level of care. We can tackle any job while still adhering to the highest standards of safety and quality.


Successful candidates will be required to join the OE955 union.


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